I'm new here, and just made a couple posts to another site. If I was in the wrong site, I apologize. I would like to repost them here, if I may, because I "think" this is the proper forum, and I really need some answers. I am having to do a corrected billing for six years and want to get it right. The insurance company has really fouled it all up previously.
In July 1, 2006 DWC was made to change their 34 cents per mile, which has been in effect for over five years, to the IRS Standard Rates. I feel that they did not do this voluntarily, but there must have been a bill, or something, that forced them to do this? So, beginning on 7-1-06 the DWC, Division of Workers' Compensation, and the IRS Standard Rates are now the same. See charts below:
DWC Mileage Rates for Medical Mileage Reimbursement
7-1-97 - 9-30-01 31.0 cents per mile
10-1-01 - 6-30-06 34.0 "
7-1-06 - 12-31-06 44.5 "
1-1-07 - to present 48.5 "
IRS Standard Mileage Rates including medical mileage reimbursement.
1-1-01 - 12-31-01 34.5 Cents per mile
1-1-02 - 12-31-02 36.5 "
1-1-03 - 12-31-03 36.0 "
1-1-04 - 12-31-04 37.5 "
1-1-05 - 8-31-05 40.5 "
9-1-05 - 12-31-05 48.5 Gas increase allowance
1-1-06 - 12-31-06 44.5 "
1-1-07 - 12-31-07 48.5 "
I have some questions:
1. What are the other driving directions mileage rate charts besides Yahoo and MapQuest that are used to figure mileage for doctor appointments?
2. Which one is the legal one to use for mileage rates? I understand that the insurance companies use MapQuest. Believe it or not, MapQuest's mileage distances are higher than most of Yahoo's.
3. What was the bill that forced DWC to change over to the IRS standard mileage rates on 7-1-06? Does anyone know the bill number, and who authored it? Or, if it was not a bill...does anyone know what it was?
Thank you so much.